Over the past few years, voice over internet protocol, or VoIP, has used advanced technology to improve phone service for small and large companies. VoIP, also known as internet telephony, is a recent development in phone systems that allows for phone calls to be made over the internet rather than through a traditional phone line. It requires a strong internet connection such as broadband so it is important to set that up before you sign up for service.
There are advantages to using this service over a regular phone provider. Many VoIP providers offer unlimited domestic talk time as well as international calls for one monthly fee. These same providers give you services such as conference calling, caller ID and call forwarding for free along with their service. Call clarity and reliability are also much better than a standard phone call because of the higher end technology that it requires. One thing to keep in mind is that VoIP requires specialized phones that are expensive to set up based on how many you need. A company in need of several phones will require a large fee up front to get the necessary equipment for VoIP service.